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Topic: Boat is just too small...
Posted By: ultrarunner
Subject: Boat is just too small...
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 4:27pm
I knew it would happen...3 kids, one more dad, gear, cooler, changing rotations, etc...just no room at all in this SN. I'm thinking a Sport for next year is in order....putting it out there.



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Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 5:05pm
Ha Ha your a couple years and boat behind me.

 I said the same about my '95 Sig. hated like heck to sell that gem but two girls, wife, dog, boom and extended pylon, wakeboard and ski just not enough room. (It did have some seriously nice built in coolers though Big smile)
  Took quite awhile to find one worth the money being asked, that seemed to be the real challenge. I think we here at CCF have a different view on how a boat should be cared for and maintained. Wink  


Posted By: Jonny Quest
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 5:28pm
S-N-O-B

I put the grand-kiddos up front in the "playpen".  My daughter (19) always sits up there with a friend or 2.  We have taken 6 people skiing.  A bit crowded, but it works.  Another option is to have a jump-seat built to go directly behind the driver seat.

JQ


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2001 Ski Nautique Open Bow (current)
1994 Ski Nautique Open Bow (sold)
Aqua skiing, ergo sum


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 6:00pm
Playpens suck  Thumbs Down 
 Even with my kids 10 and 14 and one of their friends, very, very rarely do we have the center cushion in the walk thru bow. Maybe if we're just floating and sunning they will put it in.
 JMHO Wink


Posted By: desertskier
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 6:39pm
Bowriders suck! Make it work, we did. 3 adults, 2 kids with friends, two dogs, large ice chest, fat sacks, wakeboards and skis.  Although it did help to have a pole with a board rack.  Once the kids turn 18 they won't want to be seen with you anyway and you will love your SN again and will be glad you kept it.

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92 SN - Owned since 93
99 Pro Air
89 SN - Went to live on a lake in Texas
75 Donzi 16 - Sold in 93


Posted By: JD ski
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 6:52pm
My friend has a 2001. I still have a Century Resorter 18 ft.. We both have 4 people in our families. Both boats were crowded. He grew up in Southern California and his family worked at a camp and he taught water skiing. He told me Super Sport would be the boat to have for the way we go to the lake with other families, many kids and on moderate size lakes. My wife was ready to up grade out boat so when I found a 99 AIR Air Natique with 124 hours on it, no rack, no ballast, no cruse control/perfect what ever, factory jump seat, removable deck, tandem axle trail with folding tongue, white with black and red trim and gray carpet, this boat was ordered as a family ski boat. It was exactly what we were looking for.

We bought it. We traveled 11 hours one way to get it. I was told you have to be willing to travel to were people have a lot of money to have made the original purchase. Then those people are to busy to use the boat often so the boats sit in their garages most of the time.

We made the purchase in the fall of 2016 and it made the calendar cover for 2017. We frequently have eight people on board four of the girls are fairly small and yes it is crowded. As the kids are growing up I am trying to limit the number of people on board. I can't think of a better boat for family and friends ski days. Although I do not like the look of towers on boats, a tower would give you an easy access storage area for skis. Yes finding them in pristine condition is hard. I have seen similar boats with a 1000 more hours than I currently have on mine and new upholstery from C&S Marine asking $7-9000 more than I paid. Southern California is the meca of needing the newest model to keep up with the Jones I know of so old Super Sports are sooo out of date. A good place to look.


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JD ski, slicing, dicing, and shredding since 1981

1999 Air Nautique, GT40 Pro Boss, Trail Rite trailer
1975 Century Resorter


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 6:58pm
I’m up to speed on the Sport JD. My previous’99 was my first CC. Thanks for the write up.


Posted By: Jonny Quest
Date Posted: August-24-2021 at 9:34pm
Y'all are haters!  Wink

We love the little open-bow for family stuff.  I can't keep my little grand-daughters out of the open bow.  The open-bow provides additional room and storage when things get a bit too crowded.  It also helps the ski wake when there are more than 3 people in the boat.

You damn kids get off my lawn...and out of my playpen!

JQ


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2001 Ski Nautique Open Bow (current)
1994 Ski Nautique Open Bow (sold)
Aqua skiing, ergo sum


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: August-25-2021 at 12:04pm
  LOL


Posted By: JD ski
Date Posted: August-25-2021 at 1:06pm
M1 Garand and the Grand Daddy of cool.with the green Grand Tourino.


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JD ski, slicing, dicing, and shredding since 1981

1999 Air Nautique, GT40 Pro Boss, Trail Rite trailer
1975 Century Resorter


Posted By: 67 ski nat
Date Posted: August-26-2021 at 9:53am
‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat ‘
-Jaws, circa 1975-


Posted By: GottaSki
Date Posted: August-26-2021 at 10:29am


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"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worthwhile as messing around with boats...simply messing."

River Rat to Mole


Posted By: KENO
Date Posted: August-26-2021 at 12:10pm
U/R

When you need a combination of speed, plenty of room, a playpen and maybe even a changing room and a crapper..............well, you need a tritoon with a big outboard or 2 0r 3 Wink




Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-08-2021 at 3:28pm
Ok, I'm likely going to put my current 1996 SN on the market come Spring. Should anyone have an interest, shoot me a PM. On the hunt for the Sport.


Posted By: JD ski
Date Posted: September-08-2021 at 5:15pm
Take a look at the for sale section on page five and see if anything interests you there. They may not still be for sale. The one in Ashland OR list it as a Super Air Natique, The stickers say Pro Air Natique. There appears to be a center dog house but no center ski pylon only a rear. Price looks decent. The other boat is listed as a 2003 Super Sport and the price is well what it is listed as.


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JD ski, slicing, dicing, and shredding since 1981

1999 Air Nautique, GT40 Pro Boss, Trail Rite trailer
1975 Century Resorter


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-08-2021 at 10:14pm
Hi JD, thanks for the heads up. I did see both those listings when they came out last year. Both those folks will get an email.


Posted By: rebel skier
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 7:11am
This 216 would give you more room:

http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/d/old-hickory-2003-nautique-air-216/7368154999.html" rel="nofollow - https://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/d/old-hickory-2003-nautique-air-216/7368154999.html


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Hotty Toddy lets go skiing!


Posted By: reed462
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 7:34am
81 Ski tique and we are able to make it work. Boards sit on the right side behind drivers seat next to the motor box. Driver, spotter, someone on the floor on the other side of the motor box and or someone laying down resting their back up against the back of the motor box. IMO bow riders ruin the classic look of these boats so i absolutely love the tique even with its narrowness, and shortness. 


Posted By: KENO
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by reed462 reed462 wrote:

81 Ski tique and we are able to make it work. 

That's cuz you're a kid and Ultrarunner can get AARP discounts  Wink


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 1:53pm
Originally posted by KENO KENO wrote:

Originally posted by reed462 reed462 wrote:

81 Ski tique and we are able to make it work. 

That's cuz you're a kid and Ultrarunner can get AARP discounts  Wink

LOL  I knew there was a reason I held on to the '85,

  Me to wife - It's OK honey, there's plenty of room you can sit on the floor with the dog Ouch


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 6:23pm
This one came up yesterday on FB. Still has the covid up charge on it though Unhappy
https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1682935265249358/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment



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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-09-2021 at 6:34pm
Originally posted by Gary S Gary S wrote:

This one came up yesterday on FB. Still has the covid up charge on it though Unhappy
https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1682935265249358/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment


Linky no worky, on my cut and paste.


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-10-2021 at 10:43am
94 on FB today. Might be a problem since its purple......

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-10-2021 at 11:01am
That's a good looking boat and ready to go. Easily worth his ask, IMO. If I didn't want the rear trunk, I'd give it some thought.


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-11-2021 at 3:59pm
My 1996 SN should be up on the For Sale listings in a day or two. GiddyUP!


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: September-11-2021 at 10:40pm
Python in Pa
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327641702439091/


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-11-2021 at 11:23pm
Thanks Gun. My family is under strict orders to have me committed by the near mention of a V-drive. Can risk my medical! And rightfully so Wink


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 12:06am
But just think of all the mechanical expertise you could gain from having a vdrive.... That's just crazy money anyway-back in '13 when I was looking there was a 98-99,not sure which now, Python Super Sport  at Orlando Nautiques for around 20. Was going to look at it but TRBenj advised me they were loud since there was no room for a muffler with that engine. 

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 2:32am
I’d like to know why a boat with only 325 hrs on it needed a complete interior already ???


Posted By: KENO
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 5:37am
Originally posted by gun-driver gun-driver wrote:

I’d like to know why a boat with only 325 hrs on it needed a complete interior already ???

Maybe at some time in the roughly 184,000 hours it's been in existence, one of the previous owners didn't exactly take very good care of it  Wink


Posted By: 63 Skier
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 9:42am
I'll give my usual comment on Sport's, sounds like you're already there though.  While '93-'97 Sports are one of my favorite hulls looks-wise, I wouldn't give up the trunk in my '98 for anything.  I carry too much, some of that is just me wanting peace of mind, but being able to stow pfd's and ski vests and anchor and toolbox and fenders with room to spare, all out of sight, is one of the things that makes these DD Sport/Air's so practical.

We get by fine without a tower and I prefer the look, but I certainly understand the utility of a tower and if there ever is a next boat I'm guessing it will have one.

So I vote '98-up DD Sport/Air or, depending on budget, 206.  Playpen has worked fine for us, just a week ago I was lounging up there lying with my shoulders against the bow cushion while someone skied since we had a full boat.  I wouldn't turn down a '98 if it was the right deal.

Mark, have you been in a Sport or skied behind one?  I know it's a bit of a drive but any afternoon/evening you want to give one a try we could go for a ski and grab a beer after.


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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1635&sort=&pagenum=1" rel="nofollow - Skier
Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 12:58pm
Hi David, thanks so much for the offer. I do get up that way from time to time, so I'll reach out if I find myself up there before end of season.

My first Nautique was a '99 Sport, actually purchased from original owner, from this site. Michigan boat with almost no hours. I bought it in Spring of 2010, sold fall of 2013 when I got relo'd to SW FL, and my home was on salt water. I miss it Cry 

So, anyway, I'm up to speed on the Sports. I'll find one. Ideally would sell first, so as to keep the boss happy ;-) 

MJS




Posted By: 63 Skier
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 5:23pm
Yes, guess you know your Sports!  I'll keep my eyes open for one.


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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1635&sort=&pagenum=1" rel="nofollow - Skier
Sport


Posted By: gun-driver
Date Posted: September-12-2021 at 7:49pm
They're starting to pop more and more but seems like most are still carrying the covid mark up.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/900641640535444/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Acdf10b04-85ab-40fa-a40e-22dd18d6c222" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/900641640535444/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Acdf10b04-85ab-40fa-a40e-22dd18d6c222  


Posted By: 63 Skier
Date Posted: September-13-2021 at 4:21pm
So quite a few years ago there were a few threads that talked about the hull differences, from the first Sports to the '93-'97 to the '98 up hulls, and how the '98 up compared to the Ski's of that era.  I think I remember reading that the 216 is not simply a newer model of the '98 up Sport, that the hull is not as good a slalom hull.  Might be worth looking into before considering one.  I apologize is this is incorrect, I will try to look back for the thread but I remember it being mentioned.


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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1635&sort=&pagenum=1" rel="nofollow - Skier
Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-13-2021 at 5:23pm
All good info. Yeah, not much interested in 216 and such. That's approaching 'barge-territory'!


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 7:11pm
Here is a 99 Air on FB 20K and you could be in Team Red!     https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/291528385641530/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 8:13pm
Hi Gary. I sent her a note asking the usual questions on why a new motor and interior on a 500 hour boat!


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 8:59pm
I didn't see that mentioned. That GT40 engine I rebuilt had come from Texas- they had burnt a piston and rather than rebuild they had found another engine. Maybe there's a connection LOL

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 10:16pm
So, the boat came out of Maryland from the original owner. Sounds as if it has been in NH with current owners for quite sometime. Was a very low hour boat that started smoking, lost some compression, so the new owners dropped a long block in it. They tried to sell last year, but thought the interior was turning folks off, hence the new skins. It is likely priced right or a touch high, given that prices are starting to come down. Doesn't appear to be anything fancy about the trailer it is sitting on....


Posted By: MrMcD
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 10:32pm
If you are not in a hurry boats prices drop between Nov and February.  Don’t wait longer though, prices go up when the weather starts to get better.

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Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 10:36pm
So, how do the later model 206's perform with the base 5.0 Pro Sport motor? My first thought is under powered, given 35 less HP than teh GT40 in my SN, on a boat that weighs almost 600 lbs more. Hmmmmm


Posted By: JoeinNY
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 10:45pm
They perform pretty good, they are slightly propped down so they have plenty of pull and likely won’t have issues pulling lots of skiers out of the water - the exception is barefoot skiing - they can pull a footer but it will be borderline

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1477 - 1983 Ski Nautique 2001
1967 Mustang 302 "Decoy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5MkcBXBBs - Holeshot Video


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 10:53pm
Thanks for the intel Joe. How's the boat coming? Update when you can Joe.


Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: September-14-2021 at 11:22pm
I thought you were talking about that red 99 in Texas- did you look at it?

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: MrMcD
Date Posted: September-15-2021 at 3:12am
I believe the 5.0L PCM engine is the Chevy design, if a power upgrade is needed for the 206 the 350 chevy is a straight bolt in, std rotation or an upgrade to a 383 or even a 396 is possible with the 350 block for very reasonable money so an extra 100 HP is available if you think that boat needs it.  Labor is still very expensive for this type of conversion but the parts are available and easy to come by if you do the work yourself.  Not saying anything bad about the 5.0L they are good reliable engines just a little short on power compared to the other engines mentioned.

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Posted By: NCH20SKIER
Date Posted: September-15-2021 at 8:17am
What appears to be a nice 2001 Sport Nautique showed up on Facebook Classic Correct Craft Boats this morning.
Tony Johnson listed the boat for $29,500 obo 
Boat is located in Wetumpka, AL

Phone # 334.657.0705


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'05 206 Limited
'88 BFN


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-15-2021 at 8:29am
Thanks, another of the same in Atlanta. Plenty available as we get close to storage time:-)


Posted By: ultrarunner
Date Posted: September-15-2021 at 8:46am
Originally posted by Gary S Gary S wrote:

I thought you were talking about that red 99 in Texas- did you look at it?

No, the red one in ATL.


Posted By: JoeinNY
Date Posted: September-15-2021 at 9:55am
Originally posted by ultrarunner ultrarunner wrote:

Thanks for the intel Joe. How's the boat coming? Update when you can Joe.


Long time ccfans Rob Leinen and Reid Pinkham have 5.0 206’s that were high Hour camp boats, then purchased and restored by Jmurph used for a few years and passed on - thought was the motors could be easily upgraded if needed but last I knew both were still happy healthy 5.0s.

My 2003 is coming along - have all the parts in hand and have cleaned up and prepped the used 98 Chevy Tahoe long block that is going in. Hope to paint and install over the next couple weekends while the SO is going to be out of town

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1477 - 1983 Ski Nautique 2001
1967 Mustang 302 "Decoy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5MkcBXBBs - Holeshot Video



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